The Derek Project, named in memoriam to a young artist, Derek Wortman, emerged from Dr. Linda Bolton’s “Art, Ethics, and Justice” class in the English Department at the University of Iowa. One of the core questions in the class is “What can/should art do?” This project seeks to explore this question through interdisciplinary workshops in community schools by fusing literature, visual art, creative writing, history, dance, music, and theater.
To find out how you can be part of this project, please contact Amie Ohlmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (319) 621-1802.
In the News
Pulitzer Prize Winner to Read at Old Capitol on Thursday
(Iowa City Press-Citizen, April 16, 2012)
Raising Awareness through the Arts
(Iowa Now, April 11, 2012)